Mary Ann Kennedy

Mary Ann Kennedy


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A Glasgow Gael, Mary Ann belongs to a tradition-bearer family from Skye. She trained as a classical musician in Glasgow and Manchester, and a brief diversion running the BBC’s Gaelic news service led to a parallel career as broadcaster. She lives in Lochaber with fellow musician-producer Nick Turner. A founder member of ‘supergroup’ Cliar, All-time Best Album winners at the Scots Trad Music Awards, she's also twice winner of the Lorient International Harp Competition, double Mòd gold medallist, and a Saltire Award winner. She co-edited Fonn (Melody/Land), awarded Arts & Culture prize at the first National Gaelic Awards. Her residency at Gaelic college, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, led to

Aiseag (Ferryboat) for the first PRSF New Music Biennial, and other commissions include soundtrack for BBC documentary ‘Càirdean Cogaidh’ (War Comrades) and ‘Aon Teanga’ (One Tongue) - a PRSF Beyond Borders commission.